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All About Hand Planes, Rasps and Files

Planes are used to shave fairly small amounts of wood off of long wooden boards. Rasps and files have functions similar to planes, but remove material in a different way.

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Smoothing Planes Used for Finest Finishing Work
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Smoothing Plane

This smaller version of the jack plane is used for final finishing. (The largest plane is a jointer plane, which can be about 2 feet long.) A smoothing plane can be used after a jack plane, or it may simply be used for less rigorous planing on smaller pieces of wood.

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